- River Tas
The River Tas is a
riverwhich flows northwards through South Norfolkin England- towards Norwich. The area is named the Tas Valley after the river. The origin of the name of the river is uncertain - it may have taken it from the village of Tasburghor vice versa.
Tributaries which have their sources at
Hempnalland Carleton Rodeconverge at Tasburgh. The river then flows on through Newton Flotmanand Smockmill Common. In Shotesham Park the river splits into two channels which rejoin just above Shotesham ford. The pool here is a popular location in summer time for paddling, swimming and fishing. From Shotesham the river flows northwards through Stoke Holy Cross, Dunston, Caistor St Edmund, Markshall and Arminghall. It joins the River Yareat Trowse- just south of Norwich.
The Tas valley contains many interesting historical sites including: an Iron Age hill fort at
Tasburgh, the old Roman settlement of Venta Icenorum(now Caistor St Edmund) and the site of a woodhenge at Arminghall. The mill at Stoke Holy Crosswas the first location of the Colman's mustardbusiness.
In Roman times the River Tas was considerably larger and provided a major transport route for the inhabitants of
Venta Icenorum. Today it is a small, picturesque river which winds its way, largely unnoticed, through farm land.
It contains roach, dace, occasional trout, small pike and some chub. One of the largest roach ever caught in the river was a 2.6 pound specimen landed by local angler Bill Coleman in 1972. The best dace was probably one of 1.2 pounds caught by W. Comer in 1943.
* [http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/leisure/1224.asp Smockmill Common, Newton Flotman]
* [http://www.tasburgh.com/bongo.pl/four.mysteries/ Tasburgh history]
* [http://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk/tas,_river.htm River Tas Literary Links]
* [http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/leisure/1816.asp Caistor Roman Town (Venta Icenorum)]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
TAS — can refer to:* Trent Accreditation Scheme, an internationally active hospital quality and safety surveying group. * Taipei American School, an international school in Taipei, Taiwan. * Target Account Selling, a process for managing complex sales… … Wikipedia
River Nene — River The River Nene at Kislingbury Watermill, Northamptonshir … Wikipedia
River Wensum — Wensum River A tree lined section of the River Wensum as it flows through the city of Norwich, seen in July 2005 … Wikipedia
river — [ rive ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • v. 1170; de rive « bord » 1 ♦ Attacher solidement et étroitement, au moyen de pièces de métal. ⇒ enchaîner. « C est ainsi qu ils croupissaient ensemble, rivés au même fer » (A. Daudet). ♢ Fig. Assujettir,… … Encyclopédie Universelle
AU-TAS — Tasmania Flagge Wappen (Details) (Details) … Deutsch Wikipedia
Franklin River — For the Franklin River in British Columbia, Canada, see Franklin River (Vancouver Island). The Franklin River lies in the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park at the mid northern area of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Its… … Wikipedia
NZ-TAS — Tasman Karte Basisdaten Hauptstadt: Richmond … Deutsch Wikipedia
Tamar River Conservation Area — The Tamar Conservation Area covers approximately 4,633 ha on the Tamar River estuary in Tasmania. It includes the Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve and a stretches through the upper part of the Tamar Estuary from St Leonards to the Batman Bridge. It… … Wikipedia
Ahmet Taş — ist ein deutscher Filmemacher und Autor. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Filmemacher 2 Sonstiges 3 Auszeichnungen 4 Weblinks 5 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Davey River — Is a river in the South West Tasmania. It is within the South West Wilderness, and drains into Payne Bay the inner part of Port Davey which lies west of Bathurst Harbour Its catchment starts in the west of the Frankland Range. A section of the… … Wikipedia